Captives Review

A beautiful young dentist (Ormond) working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate (Roth) after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him, with terrible consequences for all.

by William Thomas |
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Release Date:

28 Apr 1995

Running Time:

100 minutes



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Coping with the break-up of her marriage, supremely photogenic dentist Julia Ormond is assigned to the Scrubs twice a week, where stubbly con Tim Roth is soon providing more than available cavities. Before long, both are threatened as other inmates learn of their unlikely, yet blossoming relationship. This refreshingly British romantic thriller finds strength in an unusual premise, lively performances from Ormond and the ever-reliable Roth, and is only slightly let down by a rather limp ending.

Entertaining, with a crap ending.
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